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Are Google And The White House Getting Too Cozy?

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Since the start of the year, two senior Google (NSDQ: GOOG) executives have joined the Obama administration — and CEO Eric Schmidt has been appointed to the president’s advisory board on science and technology. Concerned in part over the company’s growing influence, two consumer groups are publicly opposing the appointment of a third Google executive to the White House. In a letter to the president dated Wednesday, Consumer Watchdog and the Center for Digital Democracy call for Obama not to move forward with the appointment of Google public policy chief Andrew McLaughlin as the nation’s deputy chief technology officer. “Given … your commitment to a new standard for ethics in government, it would be a mistake to put Google

4 Responses to “Are Google And The White House Getting Too Cozy?”

  1. I've heard about this news of Google's appointment. Personally, I believe that this appointment would be a great move for the White House. In the first place, Andrew McLaughlin's credentials really suit the appointment.

  2. Tipping point or paradigm shift what ever words you want to use get over it the man "Obama" is aligning the united staes for the future not now. He's in office for a reason what other current poltician has the Brand Equity to even get the middel east to begin to respect us, calm market, repostion the brand "USA" and unite a world in a time in such need of LEADERSHIP. Oh and the Google thing its a good look…….written by